Mom of teen burned in school chemistry experiment said it left her son 'looking like Frankenstein'

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The mother of a teenager left severely burned after a chemistry experiment at an elite New York public high school said it left her son 'looking like Frankenstein'.

Alonzo Yanes was seen in public for the very first time Tuesday after he was hit by a fireball during the 2014 incident at Beacon High School.

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His mom, Yvonne, told Manhattan Supreme Court how she was forced to warn her daughter that her brother's appearance has changed after he suffered third degree burns when he was hit by the flames.

Poole had been carrying out the 'Rainbow Experiment', where mineral salts are burned to produce multicolored flames, the court heard.

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Former classmate Julia Saltonstall told jurors: 'It just blew up. A fireball just shot out. Took up the entire room.

'Everyone was yelling. That’s when we saw Alonzo on the floor. He was on fire. His head, torso, arms, squirming on the floor, yelling for help.'

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Alonzo's family are testifying in a $27 million civil trial against the Department of Education and teacher Anna Poole, The New York Post reports.

Poole was demonstrating a chemical reaction to the class the court heard and is accused of pouring flammable liquid from a fume-filled container onto a lit crucible.

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Images of the horrific injuries sustained by Alonzo, now 21-years-old, were shown to jurors Monday.

Court papers say he suffered third-degree burns to 30 percent of his body, including to his head, face, neck, torso and hands.

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He was not in court to hear his mother'a testimony but appeared in public for the first time Tuesday and expected to take the stand this week.

A tearful Yvonne, 51, said she told Alonzo's younger sister Alana, who was seven at the...
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